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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What are the hard lumps on the head of a child?

my 2 year old son has unexplained lumps on his head at the crown and at the back of his head. he didnt fall or hit his head against anything and this isnt the first time we have notice such lumps. they usually disappear after about 2 days and they are not painful lumps but the are hard. what do you think could be the cause?
Mon, 2 Nov 2015
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Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Your son has lump in back of his head and its usually disappear within 2 days. He may have some enlarged occipital lymphnodes. Its common in children and most commonly it is due to reactive hyperplasia due to scalp infection. Nothing to worry. It will disappear. He needs treatment to clear any infection.
If that lumps remain persistent then biopsy diagnosis is advisable to rule out tuberculosis or lymphoma.

But right now it is not a cause of big worry.

Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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